Edmodo Challenge!

Who will be the champ?

It’s no secret that I love me some Edmodo. The classroom companion has served me very well over the past two years and as they continue to roll out feature after feature it is no wonder that they have over 3.5 million strong. However, Edmodo isn’t the end all be all folks. Heck no! Omar and I are compiling a list (as comprehensive as possible) of Edmodo challengers out there. We are going to take a look at them and decide if Edmodo is truly deserving of the belt or not. Here’s who we are looking at:

The requirements to get into the list must be the following:

  • Has a free option
  • Has a social aspect
  • Assignments can posted and tracked
  • Teachers have control of their classroom/groups
  • Must have a significant user base (some websites can disappear overnight. We are looking for large and stable platforms)

If you, our most devoted readers, know of any websites that we missed, please let us know. In the words of Randy “The Macho Man” Savage Ohhhhh yeaaaaaahh!

About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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7 Responses to Edmodo Challenge!

  1. Brent says:

    I am on board for figuring it out. Biggest complaint I get from teachers is the process of moving info from edmodo to powerschool.

  2. Joshua Koch says:

    Your review of EDU 2.0 was great. Can’t wait to see what you say about Schoology. By the way, I haven’t had time to research how Edmodo integrates with SIS programs like Powerschool. Maybe you can enlighten me. Our school uses Powerteacher extensively, so it would be great if Edmodo could be integrated.
    Thanks,
    Josh

    • Joshua,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m not sure about integration between Edmodo and Powerschool but I can help look into it but my gut tells me there is no official integration at this point. As for the Schoology review I’ve already got it done! You can find it here. I’m working on a livebinder review next for the edmodo challenge.

      • Joshua Koch says:

        Hi Patrick,
        I’m suspecting that you may be right. I recently met online with one of the Schoology reps and he assured me that the two programs could integrate through API. When I mentioned this to our guy in IT, he was skeptical. He thought maybe Schoology might accept info pushed from Powerteacher, but not the other way around. I sent an email to Schoology but have not yet received a reply. Perhaps the rep is digging into it. If you hear anything, let me know. It would be great to have a one-stop shop for teachers and parents (especially). Having to check two, three programs for info turns a lot of people off. Well, off to read your review!
        Thanks again,
        Josh

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